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Encouragement And Guidance For The People In Your Life
Episode 1919th May 2021 • The Daily Podcast with Jonathan Doyle • Jonathan Doyle
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It's important to remember that as you go through your day you will be surrounded by so many people who might be desperate for a word of encouragement and hope. So many people in our busy and stressful modern world often feel like they are falling behind in the journey of life. You can never know how a single moment of kindness from you could change their life.

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Well, Hey everybody, Jonathan Doyle with you.

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Once again, welcome aboard to the daily podcast.

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So good to have the pleasure of your company.

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Hope I can bring you something useful today.

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It is.

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A fraction under minus seven degrees Celsius, uh, outside the studio.

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It is 4:30 AM.

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And I'm going for a training ride at 5:30 AM in minus seven.

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I think.

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I've always been able to do it, but I'm just like this time I'm like, Come on.

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We should just break anyway.

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I'm going to do it.

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And.

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I just want to encourage you that, uh, Our minds are capable of getting

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our bodies to do remarkable things.

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If the, um, If we have enough motivation, enough reasons, we have enough scaffolding

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underneath what we're trying to do.

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So, whatever you're facing today, I hope it doesn't

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involve a minus seven bike ride.

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In the dark.

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All right.

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Let's press on.

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I've got a really cool quote that I want to share with you today.

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As I shared in the last couple episodes, I've just been finishing

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Jordan Peterson's new book.

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I mean, enjoying that.

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I, you know, if I had a time machine.

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I would use it to pause time and get through my backlog of books.

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I know I've got some listeners that read a lot, some that, uh, don't

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read so much, but I just, I'm a book guy and they are just piling up.

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It's very exciting.

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So, I mean, enjoying Jordan Peterson's book and I read, uh, something

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yesterday was quite poignant and I thought it's useful for all of us.

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And it was simply this quote here.

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He said,

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I'll give you the context he was talking about.

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The speaking tours.

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I think he did 160 venues.

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You know, on a north American tour and, uh, parts of Europe

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and then into Australia.

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And of course, if you're familiar with his work, you know, he spends

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a fair bit of time doing Q and a and talking to the audience.

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And, uh, he was talking about.

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Just the striking experience of hearing how difficult people's lives can be

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and how much is going on for people.

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So here's the quote he says, I find it heart-wrenching to see how

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little encouragement and guidance.

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So many people have received.

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And how much good can emerge when a little more is provided.

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I find it heart-wrenching to see how little encouragement and guidance

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so many people have received.

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And how much good can emerge when a little more is provided.

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You know, there's an old saying about communication.

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Uh, that I memorized many years ago, which was simply this, the

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great myth about communication.

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Is that it actually took place.

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So sometimes we think we're communicating with somebody, but we really haven't been.

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And sort of this quotes kind of similar.

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I think, we assume we can easily assume that.

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Everybody's just trotting along through life and, you know, Sometimes

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we're aware that people are having difficulties, but a lot of the

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time, we're not a lot of the time.

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We might even have friends or we meet people.

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And our assumption is that, you know, they seem normal enough

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and everything's ticking along.

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But what we often don't realize is.

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The real difficulties and hardships that people have often lived through or could

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be experiencing in the current time.

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And I think that's why this is quite useful because it reminds us that so many

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people, so many of the people around us.

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Have often received very little, either historical encouragement

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or recent encouragement.

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And how many people have often not received a lot of

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good guidance in their life.

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And I remember someone telling me that when COVID really kicked up,

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they said, ah, They were trying to find a psychologist to talk to cause

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they were going through a difficult time and they couldn't get access.

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They just, every psychologist was like booked out zoom calls, you

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know, just in impossible months, sometimes six months to 12 months.

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Wait.

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So that kind of resonated for me in the idea that, you know, There was

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tons of people out there seeking help and guidance and assistance.

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And a lot of people say, that's why people like Jordan Peterson have been

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so successful because there's just this great big need in the world for so

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many of us to have someone around us.

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Giving us ideas, giving us encouragement, giving us insight.

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So let's put this together for what I think it's relevant for us.

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I think there's a good chance in the next 24 hours that you're going

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to be around somebody who probably needs some encouragement and somebody

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who may even need some guidance.

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In such a distracted culture with so much coming at people all the time.

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I just, you know, There's a lack of sometimes attention, like, uh, giving

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people your attention, giving our attention to people, listening carefully.

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Allowing enough time.

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I mean, we're all in such a rush army.

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I noticed with my kids, I need to kind of consciously, like we had

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this beautiful moment last night.

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Where Karen was out with my son, Aiden and, uh, And my girls who

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are both still really young.

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You know, No, I was in the, in the lounge room.

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And my daughter, one of my daughters was sitting there reading and I came

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out and sat there and then another one, my other daughter came out and sat.

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And I guess what I noticed was that they just kind of sat around me

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and we had this kind of moment, no television, no tech, just sitting around.

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Being with each other and this need for.

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I guess attention and presence and being with people.

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Is a really significant thing.

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So.

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You can't know, in the next 24 hours who around you could need some

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encouragement and how easy is it to do it?

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You know, just to give someone a tiny bit of encouragement, just to be able to

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say, Hey, you did really well with that.

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That was a great job.

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Or, you know, you look really nice and these days it's so hard, isn't it to give

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someone a positive, physical compliment.

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You know, you're afraid you'll get arrested.

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If you say to someone, Hey, you look great.

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I love what you've done with your hair.

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People like, what's wrong with you?

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What are you doing?

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What are you creepy?

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It's like, no, I'm just actually saying that you look really nice.

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You know, um, so giving someone encouragement in the right context,

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Appropriately can be such a powerful thing.

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And of course, remember that encouragement.

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In the word encouragement.

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It literally means the translation.

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So cool.

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Co you are, comes from the sort of older medieval French quarter, which is hot.

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So encouragement means to put heart into someone.

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I don't know if you knew that, but that's what it means to, to encourage

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is to put heart back in someone who may have lost heart on the journey of life.

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So you can't, you just can't know, you can't know the impact you can

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have just from giving a little bit of encouragement and guidance to someone.

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So be on the lookout for that.

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And maybe you need it yourself.

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Maybe it's time to ask for a little bit.

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Maybe it's time to.

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You know, reach out to somebody and tell them that you'd love

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some time with them just to sit and to discuss stuff, you know?

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So many people just need someone to listen to them.

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Just to actually listen to them.

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All right.

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That's it.

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So get out there, give some encouragement, give some guidance, look around

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you for people that need a bit of a pickup and be that person for them.

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All right.

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That's it for me today.

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And of course, if you'd like to do some personal coaching with me, I'm

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working with some great clients all over the world at the moment via zoom.

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If you'd like to do some coaching, just jump on the website, Jonathan doyle.co

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dot C O and hit that coaching tab.

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And you'll find everything you need right there.

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All right, that's it for me my name's jonathan doyle this has been the

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daily podcast and my friend i'll have another message for you tomorrow